Recent advances in UroLift: A comprehensive overview

Turk J Urol. 2022 Jan;48(1):11-16. doi: 10.5152/tud.2022.21149.


Objective: Recent years have seen a steep rise in minimally invasive surgical therapy (MIST) for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Prostatic urethral lift (UroLift) is a mechanical intervention aimed at reducing lower urinary tract symptoms, which affect patients with BPH.

Material and methods: A narrative synthesis of all studies regarding UroLift is performed over the last decade, evaluating its impact on International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), quality of life (QoL), Qmax, Benign Prostate Hypertrophy Impact Index, and sexual health metrics.

Results: The studies included have demonstrated significant improvements in the objective parameters measured. UroLift has a low side-effect profile and is comparable to transurethral resection of the prostate in QoL changes and is superior with respect to recovery time and ejaculatory function.

Conclusion: Our findings suggest that UroLift may be an appropriate treatment for individuals undergoing treatment for BPH who are concerned with sexual and ejaculatory functions. More studies are needed to determine who is eligible for UroLift, as well as the long-term impact of UroLift on individuals with BPH.